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Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of First Presbyterian Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. FPC members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as answering phones, to preparing the church bulletins.

 Comfort My People

Comfort My People Committee was formed several years ago through an effort to bring awareness to mental health and mental illness. The committee formerly adopted the month of May for observation based upon Mental Health America-Illinois association. We welcome all who have an interest in helping to address the stigma associated with being diagnosed or the feeling of isolation a parent, sibling or significant other may feel when a loved one is diagnosed. The committee recently (2016) decided to recognize the first full week of October as Mental Health/Illness Awareness week as is recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our church Library hosts a single shelf lined with various topics of interest to anyone who wishes to read about a particular type of mental illness or to just become more educated. We welcome others to donate books and information to share. The committee no longer meets on a regular basis; however, members gather to discuss topics of interest when we are called. The committee is looking forward to having a pastor who will join in the opportunity to gather and discuss the future of our committee and it’s Christian ministry.

 Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Presbyterian Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.



The usher team at First Presbyterian Church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

 Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. First Presbyterian Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.

 Children’s Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, FPC holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers and staff have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.


The deacons of First Presbyterian church serve our church family and the Danville community.  They have a very large and active Food Pantry that serves the sick and indigent in the greater area surrounding Danville. They are involved with various tasks inside the church building and annually prepare Christmas food baskets for 125+ families. They also prepare food/gift baskets for our parishioners serving in the military and the college age students studying away from Danville.


 Stephen Ministers

These Ministers are a group of women and men who confidentially minister to the needs of those who are ill, in difficult life circumstances and during any crisis in a parishioners life.  This support includes spiritual, mental and emotional care-giving.  Each minister receives instruction and guidance during several weeks training and are then ordained as Stephen Ministers.